This event was a few weeks ago now, however I wanted to wait for the video to be uploaded in case anyone wanted to watch it. This was an event sponsored by the Institute for Christian Studies and Society at the University of Concordia. Rabbi Daniel Friedman (Beth Israel Synagogue), Reverend Jim Gimbel (President, Concordia Lutheran Seminary), and Dr. Doris Kieser (St. Joseph’s College) were the guest speakers and the event was public and announced via facebook.
A friend invited me, so I decided to go.
Before the presentation even started a lady sitting in front of us was handing out some pamphlets from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The pamphlet, Caring Not Killing, can be viewed on their website. With close to 60 people in attendance, I suddenly was very aware my friend and I would be alone in our views that PAD was a human right, should remain legal and was the compassionate way to allow people to end their lives if they so chose to.